Stephanie Shonekan

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Professor and Chair of Afro-American Studies, UMass Amherst. M.A. University of Ibadan. Ph.D Indiana University. Music and Culture of Africa and the African Diaspora, including Nigerian afrobeat and hiphop as well as American hiphop and country music.

sshonekan@umass.edu

Steve Waksman

photo_waksman2.jpgProfessor of Music and American Studies, Smith College. M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Ph.D. University of Minnesota. American popular music; African American music; music and race; music and sexuality; the history of musical instruments (especially the guitar).
(413) 585-3161 • swaksman@email.smith.edu

Ensemble Directors

Faith Conant

Faith_Conant.jpgInstructor of Music Five Colleges. B.A. Wesleyan University, M.A. Tufts University. Performance: Five College West African Music Ensemble. Interests: Music, poetry and language from southern Togo, Ghana, Benin and Haiti.

fconant@acad.umass.edu

Prof. Sumarsam

Pak_Sumarsam.jpgAdjunct Professor, Music Department, Wesleyan University. B.A. Akademi Seni Karawitan, M.A. Wesleyan University, Ph.D. Cornell University. Director of the Smith College Gamelan Ensemble. Indonesian music and theater, focusing on the performance, history and theory of gamelan and wayang. 
Performance: gamelan.
(860) 685-2599 • sumarsam@wesleyan.edu

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